Washington State Cougars vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 1/5/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2023
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: Youtube TV
The Arizona State Sun Devils (11-3) welcome the Washington State Cougars (6-9) at Desert Financial Arena on Thursday.
The Washington State Cougars faced USC and went home with a win by a final score of 81-71 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Cougars ended up with 14 while USC accumulated 21 fouls. They buried 3 of their 18 shots from downtown. USC finished the game shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by converting 12 of their 16 shots. On top of that, USC collected 40 rebounds (16 offensive, 24 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. USC totaled 9 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. Pertaining to defending, Washington State allowed the other team to shoot 43.1% from the floor on 28 of 65 shooting. They also dished out 16 dimes in the game while forcing 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 28 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Cougars knocked down 13 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 65.0%. Washington State ended the contest with a 49.1% field goal percentage (27 of 55) and converted 14 of their 29 3-pointers.
Jabe Mullins is one guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He scored 16 points on 6 out of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 23 minutes played and snagged 3 boards. He finished the game shooting 75.0% from the floor and recorded 1 assist.
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Washington State will enter this contest with a record of 6-9 for the campaign. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.7 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Washington State is grabbing 35.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 174 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 276th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Cougars are shooting 36.4% on shots from downtown (128 of 352) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 69.3 points per outing (250th in college basketball) while hitting 44.0% from the field.
Defensively, the Cougars are able to force 10.9 turnovers per game and they draw 17.2 fouls. They are ranked 144th in the country in giving up assists with 171 relinquished on the season. The Cougars are allowing a FG percentage of 45.1% (369 of 819) and they surrender 30.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 31.0% on 3-point shots and they are 103rd in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (65.7).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Arizona State Sun Devils took a loss by a score of 69-60 against Arizona. The Sun Devils corralled 24 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. Arizona committed 14 personal fouls for this contest which got the Sun Devils to the charity stripe for a total of 10 tries. They were able to bury 7 of them for a clip of 70.0%. With regard to shots from downtown, Arizona State converted 3 of 27 tries (11.1%). In all, the Sun Devils ended up shooting 25 out of 69 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.2%. The Sun Devils allowed Arizona to make 20 out of their 53 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 37.7% for the game. They finished 22.7% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 22 and ended up going 24 out of 28 from the charity stripe (85.7%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Arizona State permitted Arizona to collect 38 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Frankie Collins was important for the Sun Devils for this game. He buried 6 of 12 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds. He scored 12 points in his 22 minutes on the court and totaled 6 dimes for the matchup.
Arizona State has a win-loss record of 11-3 this year. As an offensive unit, the Sun Devils are connecting on 41.8% from the floor, which ranks them 308th in Division 1. Arizona State has totaled 1,005 pts for the year (71.8 per game) and they grab 40.1 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 14.6 times per contest (106th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per contest. The Sun Devils have committed 19.2 fouls every game while shooting 68.0% from the free throw line.
The Arizona State defense concedes 30.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (97 of 322) and their opponents are connecting on 67.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 12.6 assists and 38.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 190th and 347th in the country. The Sun Devils are ranked 72nd in college hoops in PPG given up with 64.4. They are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 36.8% from the field (8th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington State
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